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Kingston A2000 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3 M.2 SSD Review (Page 1)

Kingston A2000 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3 M.2 SSD Review

Kingston's A2000 NVMe PCIe Gen3 M.2 SSD is serving up the best value in NVMe. Here's our full review.

By: Jon Coulter from Oct 2, 2019 @ 8:08 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: KingstonModel: SA2000M8/1000G


M.2 NVMe SSDs have changed the storage landscape forever. Everyone wants them because they are many times faster than SATA-based SSDs and slot right onto most motherboards. With few exceptions, modern M.2 NVMe SSDs are so fast that mainstream users are now focusing on value over all-out performance. It's becoming difficult for most users to discern a difference in user experience between select value oriented and flagship type NVMe SSDs.

The M.2 NVMe value segment is exploding because you can now get SSDs that were cost prohibitive a short time ago for a steal. Kingston is looking to be the value segment leader with their newest M.2 NVMe offering - the A2000 series. Kingston's A2000 series has a whole lot to offer at what is at this time the lowest cost NVMe SSD with TLC flash and DRAM we can find.

Kingston's A2000 series SSDs offer built-in hardware encryption, a five-year warranty and even Acronis migration software is included. The 1TB version we have on the bench today has a MSRP of just $99.99 (we've seen even lower street prices). The A2000 series pairs SMI's potent SM2263ENG 4-channel controller with Micron's latest 96-layer NAND and Kingston's' own DDR4, all on a single-sided M.2 x 2280 PCB.

Let's dive in and take a closer look:

Drive Details


The drive ships in a familiar blister pack, in-fact it's the same packaging Kingston uses for their SATA SSDs.

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